PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING 2015 - 2016
The school will receive £119,712 during the Academic Year 2015-2016 to support pupils who are currently receiving Free School Meals and those who have received Free School Meals at any point during the previous 6 years.
This money will be used to in the following ways:
- Places will be funded for all Year 6 pupils to attend Breakfast Club.
- In Foundation Stage extra support will be provided in the form of increased Teaching Assistant and Nursery Nurse hours.
- Lunchtime staffing ratios were increased in 2013 and have been maintained to encourage focused play activities and increase participation in physical activity
- Educational visits and visitors in to school will be subsidised.
- Music tuition is paid for to encourage individual pupils to learn how to play a musical instrument
- From January 2016 extra teaching hours will be put in to place in KS1 and Year 3 for intervention work.
- Pupils in Year 6 will receive specialist teaching for Maths.
Some of the funding will continue to be used to support the Success for All programme used to teach English across the school. This will ensure that those children who are still learning the basics can be taught in small groups by trained members of staff.
PUPIL PREMIUM FUNDING 2014-2015
The school received £102,291 for Pupil Premium Funding for this academic year.
This money was used to in the following ways:
- Places were funded for all Year 6 pupils to attend Breakfast Club.
- The Deputy Head Teacher was released from a class teaching commitment to provide extra support in Year 6 for Maths and English
- In Foundation Stage extra support was provided in the form of increased Teaching Assistant and Nursery Nurse hours.
- Extra support continued at Lunchtimes to encourage focused play activities and increase participation in physical activity
- Educational visits were subsidised.
- Music tuition was paid for to encourage individual pupils to learn how to play a musical instrument
Some of the funding was also used to support the purchase of a new programme to teach English across the school. This will ensure that all the children have access to high quality resources and teaching. Those children who are still learning the basics will each receive a book to take home and keep each week as part of the programme.
The impact of the above actions was seen markedly across school in Reading as the pupils eligible for Pupil Premium Funding made progress at least in line with their peers. Progress in KS1 was in line with non-Pupil Premium pupils across Reading, Writing and Maths.
Pupil Premium pupils at the end of KS2 narrowed the gap between themselves and their non-Pupil Premium peers through accelerated progress in English and Maths.